Meet the Blog Team
Mitra Kumareswaran is a fourth-year student from Lilburn, Georgia. She is double major in Biology (with an emphasis in Neuroscience) and English. She has been an active member of Roosevelt@UGA since her freshman year when her policy, A Tax-Deferred Trust: Reducing the Financial Burdens of Families with Special Needs Children was published in the healthcare section of the 2014 10 Ideas series which is annually published by Roosevelt Institute and features competitively selected policy proposals by college students. In 2015 as a sophomore, Mitra presented policy research titled, Addressing the Lack of Access to Public Assistance Services for Adults with Autism at her university's annual research symposium. She also served as the student Editor-in-Chief for the healthcare chapter of the 2015 10 Ideas Series. After spending her Junior year studying abroad at The University of Oxford, Mitra is excited to return to Roosevelt@UGA as its Executive Editor during the inaugural year of its new blog, Three Pillars: New Policy Perspectives from Under the Arch. Mitra is very interested in policies which address the obstacles to healthcare and education that many individuals with special-needs may face at both the federal and state levels. She plans to pursue a career in either pediatric neurology with a focus in autism or developmental pediatrics and to use her position in the medical field to further her involvement in policies that affect those with specials needs. When she isn't in the library poring over biochemistry notes or drafting essays, Mitra enjoys hiking, playing the double bass, and having Netflix marathons with friends.
Vineet Raman is a second-year student from Marietta, GA, triple-majoring in Biology, Economics, and Spanish. He hopes to become a clinician-investigator and advocate for minority populations both in the US and abroad through sound, effective policy. His current policy research concerns the uninsured rate of Georgia and the impact of Medicaid expansion on low-income, uninsured Georgians. He has been published in 10 Ideas for his policy titled "Eliminating Cultural & Linguistic Boundaries in Healthcare: Creating Funding and Standards for Medical Interpreters" and presented his work at the 2016 CURO Symposium as a freshman and the 2016 Tomorrow People Public Health Conference in Kuching, Malaysia. In his free time, Vineet enjoys listening to classical music, staring at airplanes, reading, and watching Netflix.